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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Nov-16-2007, 05:03:34 PM   #1
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How many miles did your OEM battery last?
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About 50K... 6 years.
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28K in 5 years.
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I had 5 1/2 years and 55,000+ miles on my '01 (in Sig) when I traded it in for an '06 and the original battery was still going strong. Daily driver.
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How many miles did your OEM battery last?
Mine is still ticking (2003) - a couple years ago I needed to put an overnight charger on it after I left the car sit for 3 weeks.

You should never keep an M3 off the road for 3 weeks - it gets pissed.
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2003 with 33,000mi. No problems
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I got 5 years and 100k miles out of the original
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Old Sat, Nov-17-2007, 05:26:16 PM   #8
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my car is an 02, built in late 01, and the battery is still fine to this day...
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11/2002 build date 65k miles (30k miles put on in the 1 year i've owned it) Battery is still going strong. Now because I wrote this I'm sure it'll start giving me trouble ....
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So do you just wait until the battery goes out on you? Or do you replace it at certain intervals?

I have 50K and 5yrs on the OEM battery.
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